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Southern Pacific Dallas to Corpus Christi Train Picture Gallery

The Southern Pacific line between Dallas and Hearne was built by the Houston and Texas Central. The line south of Hearne to Victoria through acquisition of a portion of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass. The H&TC reached Hearne in 1868, Corsicana in 1871, and Dallas in 1872. The H&TC came under SP control in 1883. Many of the towns along the Houston & Texas Central were named for investors or officials with the railroad. Christopher Columbus Hearne's wife donated 700 acres for the development of the railroad. Colonel Paul Bremond who along with Thomas William House formed the first railroad that later became the H&TC. Cornelius Ennis, William Rice and W.J. Hutchins were investors that pushed for the extension of the H&TC north to Dallas. Theodore Kosse was the chief survey engineer for the railroad. Abraham Groesbeck was a director on the railroad.

Train symbol EMFWN meets train ENHOY at Groesbeck

One of the challenges in chasing trains on partly cloudy days is the shadows created by the clouds. I tried to time my shots so that the train, my camera, and sunshine all arrived at the same point at the same time. I wasn't always successful, but these are the shots where it all came together.

Miller Yard
Hutchins
Wilmer
Ferris
Trumbull
Palmer
Garrett
Ennis
Rice
Corsicana
Angus
Richland
Currie
Gude
Groesbeck
Bremond
Calvert
Seger
Hearne
Caldwell
Dime Box
Giddings
Winchester
Muldoon
Flatonia

South Texas
Ganado
Beeville
Skidmore
Mathis
Alice
Robstown
Corpus Christi

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